Ray and Jock discuss how they keep control of their time, why your relationship with a cofounder can be like a marriage, and the secret of what VC investors are really looking for in a startup.

In this episode

0:00 Opening titles
0:14 Go home on time
1:20 Timeboxing
3:06 Steal an early hour
6:49 Controlling how you’re interrupted
9:18 Slack demands your time
10:01 Eliminate unncessary travel
14:13 Startups and survivorship bias
14:48 Surrogates and co-founders
17:43 Do VCs invest in team first?
18:56 Getting the timing right
22:23 Dry powder and lockdown innovation
25:23 Autonomous vehicles will change everything
30:53 Closing credits

About The Pig Wrestlers

Ray Rafiq is the founder of increasingly larger businesses: Regent Street Cinema, Baker Street Bakery, Wigwamm, GetAgent, Unmortgage.

Jock Busuttil is the founder of Product People Limited, a freelance head of product, author and conference speaker, with over two decades’ experience helping technology companies. (jockbusuttil.com)

Recorded on 15 January 2021
Music: Crazy Glue (Instrumental Version) by Josh Woodward (CC-BY 4.0)